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Joe vs. Bonnie

Say you wake up under a bridge in Slabtown. Do you eat breakfast at the gas station or the dive bar?

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Come fall, Portland is cold and brunch lines are long. That’s true year-round, of course, but this is when people start getting surly. It’s wet, it’s windy, and the asshole ahead of you on t   More
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Pono Farm Soul Kitchen

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Pono Farm Soul Kitchen is like a Star Wars prequel: You show up in Hollywood, heart on your sleeve, ready to love it. And what’s not to like about Pono Farm? It’s a Japanese “soul food   More
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Sup Broder

Chef Derek Hanson’s excellent new dinner menu at Broder Nord shows the lighter side of Scandinavia.

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Sweden isn’t all heavy food and revenge killing, whatever you’ve seen in the movies. Dinner service quietly died in August at Scandinavian bruncherie Broder Nord, but it was revived in Septe   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Drink Mobile

How beer helped save the food-cart phenomenon.

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Tidbit Food Farm and Garden doesn’t look much like the apocalypse. It’s a sunny afternoon, and Portland’s newest food-cart pod—with 20 eateries, a mobile apothecary and a school bus sell   More
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

BTU Brasserie: Restaurant Review

The city’s moribund brewpub food scene gets a Szechuan kick.

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A bold prediction: Brewpub food in Portland is going to get better, and fast. Sure, it’s been 30 years since Oregon brewers won the right to sell onsite, and those decades have seen little e   More
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Mediterranean Exploration Company: Restaurant Review

John Gorham’s Mediterranean Exploration Company on choppy seas.

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“Mediterranean Exploration Company” is a mouthful, but there’s no word wasted. Recipes are, indeed, pulled from across the region that begins at Gibraltar and ends at the foot of the Zag   More
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Fireside: Restaurant Review

Fireside is a hot spot thanks to two great new hires.

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Fireside doesn’t poach eggs—but damn if they can’t pull a chef and lead bartender. When it opened a year ago, the restaurant had already dramatically transformed the catacomb of Northwes   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Pepper Box Cafe: Food Review

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Last October, the Pepper Box food cart was scrambling to move from a redeveloping lot, leaving Hatchheads to bemoan the city’s lack of decent New Mexican food. Things are very different now. O   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Hole Shebang

The Buckman Bagel Institute brings the old-world bagel back home.

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Harley Leiber says it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. When he makes bagels, he likes the cool, misty days—the ones Portland was known for before the weather got all screwy and Midwest   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Fenrir: Restaurant Review

Fenrir charms, but execution often falls short of ambition.

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Fenrir is a second story for the space that held 2nd Story, the impossibly twee upstairs-downstairs restaurant run by Cellar Door Coffee Roasters until late last year. The new tenants have mai   More
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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